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Cho, Katherine S. – Thought & Action, 2018
Student resistance across the nation has surged since 2014, as students protest, demonstrate, and sit-in and die-in against racism on their campuses, and around the broader and parallel issues of students feeling unacknowledged, silenced, and oppressed by their colleges and universities. These protests are not merely symbolic demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Activism, Resistance (Psychology), College Students, College Environment
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Glenn Jones, Patrice W.; Davenport, Elizabeth K. – Thought & Action, 2018
Changes in the academy have coincided with social shifts, community growth, student needs, and global conversions. During the 1990s, online learning began to receive national attention, and since 2010, online course enrollment has consistently increased. In 2014, 28 percent of all students attending postsecondary, degree-granting institutions were…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Black Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2018
Right-to-work (RTW) laws neither provide opportunity for gainful employment nor a higher standard of living. In truth, by ending a union's ability to charge administrative fees to employees who benefit from their collectively bargained contract, these laws aim to weaken unions and silence workers. They are designed to help employers, not workers.…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Labor Legislation, Court Litigation
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Roane, David H. – Thought & Action, 2018
While the existence of affinity initiatives, like Harvard's Black Commencement--a commencement exercise intended solely for its Black students--may seem to perpetuate the social isolation of minority students, the opposite is true. By addressing minority feelings of otherness and exclusion, these measures not only strengthen individual groups, but…
Descriptors: African American Students, Social Isolation, Minority Group Students, Graduation
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Rachleff, Peter – Thought & Action, 2017
Over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, the contours of neoliberalism took shape, as individual corporations implemented new strategies seeking to shift the frontier of control in their favor and increase their profits. Their actions began to shape the political and economic practices of both major political parties, and the orientation of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Labor
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Proffitt, Jennifer M.; White, John Wesley – Thought & Action, 2017
The euphemism that Florida, the nation's third most populous and politically powerful state, is a battleground is an apt description--and more than just every four years. Every year, every day in the state's capital, Florida has become high ground for pro-corporate, special-interest lobbyists who seek to instill a far-right legislative and social…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Fear, Weapons
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Lyne, Bill – Thought & Action, 2017
In July 2015, on the recommendation of the NEA Executive Committee and the NEA Board of Directors, the NEA Representative Assembly unanimously passed New Business Item B (NBI B), in which NEA declared itself ready to combat "institutional racism." The organization declared the existence of institutional racism and committed to spend more…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Institutional Environment, Federal Legislation, Social Bias
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Lafer, Gordon – Thought & Action, 2017
Higher education is under siege by a barrage of policy initiatives that aim to fundamentally transform the academy. The most visible and most sustained assault has come in the form of funding cuts. Nationally, funding for public higher education was 18 percent lower in 2016 than in 2008, amounting to a $10 billion total disinvestment. In many…
Descriptors: Unions, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Corporations
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Ward, Steven C. – Thought & Action, 2016
Last year the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) celebrated its 100th birthday. Founded in 1915 as the Association of American Colleges (AAC) by a group of presidents from mostly religiously affiliated liberal arts colleges, its high-minded intent was to promote "higher education in all its forms" and "to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competency Based Education, Colleges, Professional Associations
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Mooney, Christine; Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2016
This year, labor unions got a reprieve: The Supreme Court deadlocked in a much-anticipated case that could have turned almost every state into Wisconsin, where partisan interests have crippled union power. The case, "Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association," addressed a previous case, "Abood v. Detroit Board of…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Unions, Court Litigation, Labor Legislation
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Occhipinti, Laurie – Thought & Action, 2016
Does assessment change what is being taught? Laurie Occhipinti uses an analogy to answer this question. While conducting research on economic development in a remote rural area of the Argentine Chaco, a community had received some public funds to construct a new community center. They discussed where to place the center. The middle of the village…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Objectives
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Benson, Michael T.; Boyd, Hal R. – Thought & Action, 2015
The modern university has been called, "a series of separate schools and departments held together by a central heating system," and, in a play on this line, "a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking." Whether parking, heating, or, more probable today, WiFi, these…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Public Officials, Educational Attitudes
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Bordelon, David – Thought & Action, 2014
The thought on many an academic's mind today is how to stop it. The "it"? The barrage of reports, papers, and interviews stating that higher education needs to embrace "disruptive change," treat students like customers, and become more entrepreneurial. In short, colleges must adopt a business model, or like blacksmith…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Commercialization, Resistance to Change
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Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Dan – Thought & Action, 2014
A substantial body of research, conducted over more than 50 years, makes clear that faculty-student interaction is a key factor in promoting student success, particularly among those students who most need support, such as first-generation college students and students of color. This research is consistent, pervasive, and has informed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Employment Level
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Boeck, Claire – Thought & Action, 2014
The miserable pay of adjuncts and the transformation of colleges and universities into business are no longer foreign concepts in the public realm. What is a surprise, though, is that large companies, such as Target and Starbucks, take better care of their employees than those in higher education. This article focuses on the contrast between the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Adjunct Faculty
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